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Last year, the hottest on record for the third year in a row, was about 1.1 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial level, according to Nasa and the Met Office, boosted slightly by the natural El Nino effect.Svalbard in the Arctic has seen average winter temperatures rise by up to a staggering 11C compared to the average between 19.It is also certain that greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have increased and that human activity is responsible for this.Helpfully, atmospheric carbon dioxide resulting from fossil fuels has a different isotope signature to the gas produced naturally.The basic science behind climate change is actually quite simple.

After temperatures rise, on average it takes 800 years .In addition to thermometer records going back to the 1880s, there is a large amount of natural evidence in the form of glaciers retreating and sea ice melting to record lows, sea levels rising by 20cm, islands disappearing, animals and plants shifting their ranges and spring coming several weeks earlier.Ironically, the famously impassable Northwest Passage – which claimed the lives of numerous explorers trying to find a new trade route to China – is now so free of ice that people can take a cruise through it on a ship powered by the fossil fuels that help cause global warming.Even the UK’s leading ‘sceptic’ think tank, Nigel Lawson’s Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF), agrees.Some commentators, including the GWPF, adopt a so-called ‘lukewarmist’ position, arguing that climate change will not be too bad so there is no need to stop using fossil fuels.

Carbon may still influence temperatures, but these ice cores are neutral on that. Some other factor is more important than carbon dioxide, or carbon’s role is minor.

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The basic science behind climate change is actually quite simple. The story began nearly 150 years ago when Irish physicist John Tyndall discovered ‘carbonic acid’ – today known as carbon dioxide – was one of a number of “perfectly colourless and invisible gases and vapours” to absorb radiant heat. 
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The photograph hailed as "the best ever taken of the Loch Ness monster" has been revealed to be an elaborate hoax by its creator. 
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A page from the ‘herbal’ portion of the Voynich manuscript, a mysterious volume from the first half of the fifteenth century whose script has never been deciphered 
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Apr 27, 2010 Has the real Noah’s Ark spoken of in the Bible truly been found? At least two seasoned archaeologists who have made numerous expeditions to Mount Ararat in search of Noah’s Ark are throwing cold water on this week’s claim the Old Testament vessel has finally been discovered, saying it’s a hoax involving wood hauled in from the Black Sea. 
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Thank-you, Jenny. Great article as usual. Although living close to Washington, DC. I have never been to the Folger Shakespeare Library, so this is now on my list. 
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George Edwards, 61 admitted the hoax saying he'd made the fake for 'a bit of fun'. 
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Carbon dioxide follows temperature in the Vostok Ice Cores. In the 1990′s the classic Vostok ice core graph showed temperature and carbon in lock step moving at the same time. 
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Dr. Hovind G1 The assumption that the geologic column is a base from which to calibrate the C-14 dates is not wise. G1a half-life of only 5730 years, carbon-14 dating has nothing to do with dating the geological ages! 
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